According to Ayurveda allergies are doshic reactions that may cause due pollution, chemicals, cosmetics, dust, using other’s things, transferred from others. Allergies are classified as Vata, Pitta, Kapha types.
Vata type allergies may be cause due to intestine discomfort , due to gastric discomfort or by bloating of stomach which may leads whistling sound made while you breathe, irritation in nose and throat, problem in sleeping, head ache.
Pitta types of allergies happens due to come in contact of chemical substances, cosmetics or coming in contact of allergetic person or thing. Due to presense of pitta in our skin and its hot and sharp nature it penetrates the capillaries of the skin, which results in rashes, itching, hives, eczema, psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, allergic dermatitis etc.
Kapha types of allergies may spread due to a fine powdery substance, typically yellow, consisting of microscopic grains discharged from the male part of a flower or from a male cone. Each grain contains a male gamete that can fertilize the female ovule, to which pollen is transported by the wind, insects, or other animals. These pollen try to infect our mucous membrane, in result it can cause cold, cough, sinus problems, asthma, hey fever, congestion.
Before going with any cure to them we should go to find the root cause of it. First we should get to know whether it is due to vata, pitta or kapha.
An approach to treat Vata type allergies
If someone is facing problem from head to till just above the chest, mostly these kinds of allergies comes under Vata types. Symptoms could be dryness of throat, dryness of the colon, sneezing, wheezing, constipations, abdominal discomfort.
What should be the preventive action plan?
Dashmoola tea is considered as a great remedy in these cases. Just mix 1 tablespoon of dashmoola herbal compound in a one half quarter of water. Boil the water for 1 minute and after strain use it as enema. It is also called a basti treatment, explaining basti treatment is a long topic here so i will cover it saperately soon.
What other herbs can be used?
For this we would be requiring three herbs ashwagandha, bala and vidari. Mix all in equal parts and make a powder, take only ¼ teaspoon 3 times a day. Always wash your down with warm water.
An approach to treat Pitta type allergies
Herbal treatment to cool down Pitta effectively in a body.
Take shatavari 8 tablespoon or teaspoon, kamadudha half tablespoon, Giloy 1 tablespoon, shanka bhasma ¼ tablespoon. Take ½ tablespoon of the mixture 2 to 3 times a day after taking food with luke warm water.
For skin related rashes bitter ghee or neem oil should be apply.
Pitta type people requires an extra effort for clean the body. Blood purification is very important part for skin related diseases. For this mix equal amount of manjistha and neem. Take half teaspoon after food 2 to 3 times a day to cleanse the blood or simply it is a blood purification method.
Herbal treatment to Kapha type allergies
Most of the problem comes under Kapha are respiratory problems like asthma, cough, cold, hay fever, congestion etc.
For this take 4 tablespoon of sitopaladi, 4 tablespoon of yashti madhu and 1/8th tablespoon of abhrak bhasma. Take ¼ teaspoon of the mixture 3 times a day with honey.